The dynamic Nick Winmar has enjoyed another exciting season in the Student’s NEAFL side.
The ex-Saint who spent time up the field this season, as well as his natural position down forward, played 19 games in 2016, averaging 15 disposals and a fraction over a goal a game.
Winmar’s best game for 2016 came in Round 3 when the Students traveled north to take on Southport at Fankhauser Reserve. The Claremont product kicked 3 goals from 14 disposals, while also taking 5 marks.
SUANFC supporters were not surprised as Winmar was nominated for the 2016 NEAFL Mark of the Year in the Students’ Round 8 win over Southport, following a spectacular juggling effort.
Ever since his arrival at SUANFC in 2014, Winmar has been a constant threat on the field for Students, receiving league-wide recognition for his efforts when he was named in the 2015 NEAFL representative squad who played against the Tasmanian State League.
Despite his brilliant 2016 season, Winmar was quick to praise the 2016 playing group for their efforts and development this season.
“The most enjoyable part of the season for me was the development of some of the younger boys in the group. Guys like Spencer (Krochmal) and Nick Foster were a shining light for the season and with some of the stalwarts of the club moving on, knowing guys like that are around is a huge vote of confidence” said Winmar.
“Personally for me, I was just happy to make it through the whole year injury free. We didn’t get the ultimate success this year but getting as close and playing as well as we did in patches, you can’t help but feel it’s just around the corner.”
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